Huawei not only can boast of being the first manufacturer to launch a smartphone with three rear camera sensors, as demonstrated by the Huawei P20 Pro, but it has also become the first company to include a NPU in your processor. We talk about Kirin 970 developed by the company itself that among its characteristics boasts a Neuronal Processing Unit.
The new Kirin 970 processor that we find in phones of the size of Huawei Mate 10 or the new Huawei P20 range, is configured by an 8-core CPU and a 12-core GPU ARM GPU Mali-G72 MP12 . But what makes this chipset really special is the addition of the aforementioned NPU that allows these smartphones to make use of Artificial Intelligence with a performance 25 times better and with a much lower power consumption compared to its most direct predecessor: the Kirin 960.
Built under a 10nm manufacturing process, it has four cores Cortex-A73 at 2.4 GHz and other four Cortex-A53 cores at 1.8 GHz, but in addition to providing phones with a performance beyond doubt, what most users will notice when they buy the Huawei P20 , he Huawei P20 Pro or the Huawei Mate 10 it is in how much Artificial Intelligence helps in the day to day.
As we have already said, the main objective of the Artificial Intelligence present in the processor is to offer up to 50 times greater energy efficiency and up to 25 times better performance when performing AI operations compared to a CPU standard. But also this Artificial Intelligence allows the CPU to be much faster when recognizing images or translating texts in real time.
Through a new system, called Mobile AI , Huawei intends that this chipset is responsible for performing the usual tasks of the device without the need to depend on the cloud. This ends up making the processor that is evolving with each use more efficient and effective, improving the user experience with the smartphone.
Very easy. Artificial Intelligence turns Huawei’s mobiles into “smarter” devices than ever before. These terminals will learn as the user’s activity develops, adapting the configuration and operation of themselves to our needs. This way, for example, you can reduce the consumption of data when surfing the Internet without the user being aware of it. In the same way I could establish battery management so that we do not run out of energy throughout the day.
But the management of resources is not the only thing in which the Huawei Artificial Intelligence , since it also helps to capture better images with the camera of the brand’s range buffers. In this way, for example, the camera app itself can alter the photographic variables automatically to increase the quality of the photographs we capture. The AI itself can identify the type of scene we are capturing and vary the camera settings depending on each of them.
In addition, Huawei wants the Kirin 970 be treated as an open platform for mobile artificial intelligence, encouraging the different developers of the sector to work with the CPU in order to find new uses for the component.